Yes, we recommend you to sign off every announcement you post. The reason for this is that when announcements are sent via email and students read them from their inbox, Canvas does not specify who the sender is. The details of the sender can only be viewed if the announcement is being read from within Canvas.
You can close an individual announcement from comment, or you can disable comments for all announcements in a course.
Photo credit: Emma Yench on Flickr Chances are if you’re a course coordinator or teacher, your communication pattern with students over the course of the semester looks a bit like this. Hilly, beginning with a steep climb, levelling off to a slightly uncomfortable level until assessment is due, then ratcheting back up to unmanageable as students bombard you with email … Read More
Discussions are online forums that allow members of the course to communicate with each other asynchronously. They can be set up as a whole class or a group forum, and they can be graded or ungraded. They’re commonly used for general course questions and answers, as well as conversations around course content. Follow the steps below to set up a … Read More
To start a conversation in Canvas follow the steps below:  Reply to a conversation  Reply-All to a conversation  Archive conversation  Delete a conversation  Forward, star or mark as unread The Course Messages function under Course Tools allows instructors to create and send private and secure messages to course members only The Send Email function allows … Read More
Announcements allow you to post messages to students and staff in your course. You can also optionally receive responses to posts, via replies or likes, essentially enabling a simple polling or acknowledgement function. In addition to the announcement posts within a course, users can receive notification based on their personal notification settings, including via RMIT email, alternate email and or SMS … Read More
One of the strengths of Canvas, is the opportunity to promote engagement and learning between staff and students and between students themselves, with a range of communication options. Discussions, Announcements, Conversations (email), Collaborations, Conferences, Calendar, Gradebook, and Speedgrader all offer communications functionality. Some of these are suitable for general class or group communications, and others are great for feedback and … Read More
You can add links in your announcements directly to content, assignments or course sections by using the content selector to the right of the rich text editor. Check out the following guides for further help. How do I add content to an announcement in a course? How do I insert links to course content into the Rich Content Editor using … Read More
Yes, you can use the Gradebook to send messages to your students.
In Canvas you can control how and when the system notifies you about different activities that are happening in your courses. Default notification come by email, but you can change that to include SMS or a number of other web services. Features: However it differs in that: How do I set my Canvas notification preferences? If you have any examples … Read More